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    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]Read More »
  • Joining The Dots

    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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Johann Jakob Bachofen

Bachofen, Johann, Jakob

BachofenJohann Jakob Bachofen (1815-1887) was a Swiss antiquarian and anthropologist. He was very interested in ancient matriarchy and in that connection, he proposed that Clieto was the first queen of Atlantis, which, if correct, is possible evidence that in remote antiquity Atlantis was a matriarchy!

His views were expressed in his 1861 book, Das Mutterrecht[1344].